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CU volleydawgs now 6-0

MAYFIELD, KY -- Cumberland continued its strong start to the 2009 season with a 3-0 win over homestanding Mid-Continent Wednesday in the TranSouth Conference opener for the Bulldogs.

The three-set victory (25-13, 25-19, 25-19) marked the fifth time in six matches that the Bulldogs (6-0, 1-0) have not dropped a game. Mid-Continent, which did not win a match in 2008, fell to 0-2 with both losses coming in conference play.

"It was really good for these girls to go on the road and pick up their first conference win," CU coach Dwayne Deering said.

"Mid-Continent is much improved. They’ve got a feisty, scrappy team and they’re well coached. I was really pleased with our team."

CU was led by Jordan Pescatore, who recorded an ace on six of her 22 serves.

The redshirt senior from Birmingham, Ala. served the team to eight straight points during the second game.

The 8-0 run brought the Volleydawgs out of a four-point hole and was the beginning of an 11-2 span to close out the set.

Kaysi Arnold of Greenbrier, posted kills on seven of her 16 attacks, committing no errors.

Arnold’s twin sister Kayla, Cookeville High product Taylor Denney and Tracy Smallwood of Portland each had five kills.

As a team, Cumberland had 13 kills on 30 attempts and only one error during the second match, resulting in a .400 attack percentage.

CU held the Cougars to a negative percentage in the first game and .065 in the final set. Pescatore added a match-high 19 digs, while Denney had 13 assists.

Cumberland steps out of conference play Tuesday, Sept. 8 when the Bulldogs travel to Tennessee Temple.

FCS hammers G-Men


LEBANON -- Friendship Christian moved to 3-0 on the year with a big 42-6 win Friday night against the Gordonsville at Pirtle Field. The Commanders, who unveiled a new black-on- black uniform, relied on a stingy defensive effort and a solid offensive showing to control the G-Men from Smith County.

Friendship Christian exploded for 21 points in the second quarter and cruised to a 28-6 halftime lead.

Missionary doctor unaffected by kidnapping


Dr. Brian Camazine, a general surgeon from Texas, was at the Nigerian Christian Hospital during the time of the recent hijacking and kidnapping of the resident missionary doctor Robert Whitaker.

Wilson Fair special needs event brings family from California

To the Editor:

Hats off to Wilson County Fair, Al Menah Shrine Temple and all the rest who worked hard to put together this fabulous event! 

Grocery thanked for help with 'Farmer for a Day' exhibit at fair

To the Editor:

I would like to thank the Kroger Store in Lebanon and specifically Mr. Van Bayne for their generous contribution to the "Farmer for A Day" exhibit at this year's Wilson County Fair.

Writer: Teabaggers absent as TVA makes tritium, war continues

To the Editor:

I see where TVA along with the nuclear material it already produces here in Tennessee intends to start producing tritium near Chattanooga to boost the explosive power of nuclear weapons. So where are the teabaggers opposing the costs, like they oppose health care for all Americans?

Sherrys Run helps those who are hurting

Supporters of “Sherry’s Run” have an incredible giving spirit, one that this area prides itself on. 

In this spirit, Wilson County’s largest grassroots cancer fundraising organization is truly making a difference in the lives of those who are battling cancer. The funds raised go to help cancer patients who are hurting right here in Wilson County.

Gladeville Elementarys Fall Festival a key attraction at Gladefest

Gladeville Elementary School’s Fall Festival promises to be one of the largest in school history in 2009, an organizer said. 

Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the festival will feature more than 30 craft booth vendors offering homemade items such as clothing, jewelry and other specialty items. Other attractions for all ages will include carnival games, a silent auction of assorted gift baskets and prizes galore.

Annual 'Pow Wow' planned Sept. 26-27

The public is invited to celebrate Native American culture at the 28th annual Mt. Juliet Pow Wow on Sept. 26-27 at Charlie Daniels Park.

The Pow Wow is especially meaningful this year, organizers said, as Gov. Phil Bredesen has signed a bill by the legislature making September “American Indian Heritage Month” in Tennessee.

Drugs, weapons seized at Lebanon home

From Post staff reports

What was suppose to be a simple serving of a domestic assault warrant turned up drugs and firearms in a home located on Phillips Road in rural Wilson County.

On Wednesday, Wilson County Sheriff Deputy Steve Gatlin attempted to serve the warrant on Travis Ray Hogg, 34, at 2404-A Phillips Road in north Lebanon just off Hartsville Pike. Gatlin noticed a strong odor of what he though was marijuana coming from Hogg.

New chipper service schedule to start this week

From Post staff reports

City of Lebanon Public Works Department would like to remind all citizens of the new schedule for the residential chipper service program.

Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Baines said he wanted citizens to be sure that they know about the new schedule and reminded of some older rules.

The Party Circuit
As I get ready, I am so anxious. What to wear, what to wear? Do I go with the capris, the jeans or the summer dress? Do I wear my hair up or down, big loop earrings or tiny pearls?
Mark Hamill continues joking around in cartoons
Dear Ken: What has Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker of  “Star Wars” fame, been up to lately?
Funeral for a Stranger makes you think about dying, and living

The Wilson Post

If you have the opportunity, pick up the new book by Becca Stevens called Funeral for a Stranger, a book that can open your eyes to those who are around us and who we may have missed before.

The book is about a funeral Stevens was asked to officiate for a woman she had never met, but at the same time it is about much more.

200 zombies plague Watertown drive-in just for fun

Special to The Wilson Post

WATERTOWN -- To zombie or not to zombie?

That was the question Saturday morning at Watertown’s Stardust Drive-In Theater, where “Dead Start” writer-director George Demick planned an assault on the world record for largest gathering of zombies. He was shooting for 8,000, double the record that was set in Seattle in July, but the number of walking dead fell far short at just over 200.

Under A Spell of Misspelling?


Are there any rules about spelling correctly? I’m ashamed of the problem I have with that and wonder if there’s any help. Thank you.
  -Miss Misspell

Coles Ferry Elem. Book Fair a success

To the Editor:

The Coles Ferry Elementary Book Fair was a big success this year thanks to all of our community sponsors and parental support. 

Earnings from this year’s book fair enabled the Coles Ferry Library to purchase new library books, Accelerated Reader materials, library equipment, children’s periodicals, and professional resources. 

Volunteers make it work year after year after year
The publicity generated by the Wilson County Fair for this community is absolutely astonishing.
While many of us realize this, it still is amazing to me to have a telephone conversation or a business meeting with someone from out-of-town and they ask, “What’s the best night to go to your county fair?”


Billy Alfred Boyd, 60

MT. JULIET -- A Celebration of Life visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at Friendship Community Church for Mr. Boyd, 60, of Lebanon. He passed away August 27, 2009.

Interment is 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Nashville.

Survivors include children: Bill (Robbie) Boyd Jr., Judy (John) Jennings, Brandi (David) Noble and William "Casey" Ashley Boyd. Also surviving is sister Francis Mitchell; step-brother James Johnson; companion Margaret Johnson; step-father Robert Johnson; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents William and Ora Johnson Boyd.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Roy Kimbel, 69

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, September 4 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Kimbel, 69, of Mt. Juliet. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he died Sunday, August 30, 2009. Mr. Kimbel was the son of the late Richard B. and Lois Hazel Larue Kimbel.

Visitation will be 12 Noon until service time Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel Services will be conducted by Pastor Terry Fessler. 

Survivors include: wife Mary Ellen Stafford Kimbel of Mt. Juliet; daughters Diana (David) Mears of Bellvue, Pam Ausbrooks of Antioch and Kristal Hedrick of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving are brothers David (Sally) Kimble of Lebanon and Charles (Carolyn) Kimble of LaVergne; grandchildren Mark Ausbrooks, Lindsey Ausbrooks, Seth Hedrick, Dalton Hedrick, and Rachel Mears; great-grandchild Joshua Ausbrooks.

Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Evan Michael Bennett, 23

LEBANON -- Mr. Bennett, 23, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mr. Bennett was a 2005 graduate of Wilson Central High School.

A celebration of life will be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday, September 5 at the home of his parents.

Survivors include his parents Bobby Wayne Bennett and Karen Cavitt; paternal grandmother Elizabeth Bennett; aunts and uncles Jo Ann & Danny Parsons, Patricia Cavitt & Terri Vibbert, Michael (Sandra) Cavitt, Christy (Bill) Rodgers, Vicki & Ricky Bennett, Scott Dean; as well as numerous cousins.

Mr. Bennett is preceded in death by sister Casey Bennett; maternal grandparents Roy C. & Mary K. Cavitt and paternal grandfather Bobby D. Bennett.

The family requests that memorials be made in Evan’s memory to the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, 37240.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Brenda Finley Barnes, 47
WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, August 30 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Barnes, 47, of Murfreesboro. Born in Lebanon and a homemaker, she died Aug. 28, 2009 at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

Services were conducted by Rev. Don Mathis with burial at the Jennings Cemetery.

Survivors include: husband Garland D. Barnes of Norene and children Wayne Barnes of Shelbyville and Crystal (Mike) Fortune of Murfreesboro and granddaughter Jennifer Ann Fortune.

Also surviving is mother Mary (Lawrence) Phillips of Shelbyville, step-mother Mary Kate Finley of Manchester, siblings Ricky Finley of Lebanon and Debbie Finley of Liberty along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

She is preceded in death by father Franklin Terry Finley, infant sister Kathy Lynn Finley, grandparents Jessie and Arnold Finley; Maude and Robert Barrett.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kurtis Paul Sanders, 36

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, August 30 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Sanders, 36, of Lebanon. Mr. Sanders passed away August 26, 2009.

Services were conducted by Brother Glenn Denton. Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include wife Bethany Sanders of Lebanon; children Devon Sanders, Megan Sanders, Nathan Sanders, Tabitha Sanders, Drake Sanders and Ashley Johnson; parents David and Sonya Potts Sanders; sister Gina (Thomas) Baird; brother Tim (Anita) Sanders; grandmother Betty Potts; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Pallbearers: Adam Lane, Mike Lane, David Sanders, Timmy Sanders, Thomas Baird, Donnie McMurtery, Edward Walker and Daniel Eldridge.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

Kimberly Rose Dillon Frankenfield, 47

SMYRNA -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, September 1 at the Woodfin Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Frankenfield, 47, of Smyrna. A glass artist and a cad operator, the Lebanon native died Saturday, August 29, 2009.

Services were conducted by Trey Gambill.

Survivors include: her husband of 28 years Kenneth L. Frankenfield, mother Rose Dillon and brothers Danny and Richard Dillon – all of Lebanon. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, special friends Sherry Coate and Pat Green.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Dillon.  Nephews served as honorary pallbearers.

Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna, was in charge of arrangements.

Vivian Jean "Bone" Kent, 63

OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, September 2, 2009 at Hermitage Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Kent, 63, of Mt. Juliet. The daughter of the late Marvin and Alma Fowler, she died August 30, 2009.

Services were conducted by Rev. Ken Clayton. Interment followed in the Harpeth Hills Cemetery.

Survivors include: husband M.C. Kent Jr.; daughters Scarlett (David) Wills, Valarie Clement and Vanessa (Buddy) Hollars. Also surviving are siblings Dennis Fowler and Darlene (Sehoye) Hargett; granddaughter Mackenzie Scarlett Wills; grandsons Jordan Wills and Dakota Hollars.

Hermitage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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